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Police Speed Enforcement Tactics in Washington

WashingtonUnderstanding the speed enforcement tactics and equipment used in Washington can save you from getting an expensive speeding ticket!

Washington Radar Detector and Laser Jammer Laws

Radar detectors
and laser jammers are legal in passenger cars in the state of Washington.

Points of Interest

The State of Washington requires that police radar and lidar guns be tested and certified every two years and maintain a database of certification records for each gun by serial number here.

  • Allows exceeding the speed limit while passing.
  • Member of non-resident compact.

Phone/Texting Laws

  • Texting ban law.
  • Bans on handheld cell phones while driving.

Aircraft Enforcement

Washington does have a variety of aircraft they can utilize for traffic enforcement.


Police do speed enforcement using both rear and forward facing pacing.

Red Light and/or Photo Radar Enforcement


Police Radar Guns

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police radar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • Applied Concepts Stalker Basic K-Band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker Dual SL K-Band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker Dual DSR Ka-Band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker 2X Ka-Band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker II SDR Ka-Band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker II MDR Ka-Band
  • Applied Concepts Stalker Patrol K-Band
  • Decatur Genesis Handheld
  • Decatur Genesis II Select K-band
  • Decatur Genesis II Select Ka-band
  • Decatur Scout
  • Kustom Signals Eagle II Ka-band
  • Kustom Signals Falcon HR K-band
  • Kustom Signals Talon II Ka-band
  • Kustom Signals Raptor RP-1 K-band
  • Kustom Signals Raptor RP-1 Ka-band
  • MPH Industries Bee III POP K-band
  • MPH Industries Bee III POP Ka-band
  • MPH Industries Enforcer K-band
  • MPH Industries Enforcer Ka-band
  • MPH Industries Python III X-band
  • MPH Industries Python K-band
  • MPH Industries Python Ka-band
  • MPH Industries Speedgun K-band
  • MPH Industries Ranger EX
  • MPH Industries Speed Gun K-Band
  • MPH Industries Speed Gun Pro K-Band
  • MPH Industries Z-25 K-Band
  • MPH Industries Z-35 Ka-Band

Police Laser Enforcement

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police lidar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • DragonEye Tech – Laser Ally
  • Kustom Signals Laser Cam II
  • Kustom Signals Pro-Lite+
  • Kustom Signals ProLaser 4
  • Laser Ally
  • Laser Atlanta Speed Laser
  • Laser Atlanta Speed Laser Model S
  • Laser Atlanta Speed Laser Model R
  • LTI 20/20 TruCam
  • LTI 20/20 Truespeed LR
  • LTI 20/20 Truespeed S
  • LTI 20/20 Ultalyte 100LR
  • LTI 20/20 Ultalyte 200LR
  • LTI 20/20 Ultalyte 200LRB
  • Stalker Lidar XS
  • Stalker Lidar XL
  • Stalker Lidar XLR


Police do not utilize VASCAR speed timing equipment.

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Return Policy

Dash Mounted Radar Detectors, Accessories, Mounting Systems: These products come with our 30-day money back guarantee provided that they are returned in resalable condition. This requires that all parts, accessories, warranty cards and packaging are returned.

Installed Products: Any radar detector/laser jammer product that requires installation is exempt from our 30-day return policy if the product is removed from the packaging and/or if the buyer installs and/or attempts to install the product on a vehicle it becomes a nonreturnable product.

This exception includes all laser jammers, installed radar detectors, and the Veil Stealth Coating.